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good evening. cal trans is focusing on the ohio steel fab ri kateor that paid the broken bolt discovered already embedded in the new eastern span of the bay bridge. new at 6:00, our consumer editor tom vacar got a look at
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the failed bolts that are key to the seismic safety of the bridge and tells us with the three things that could have caused them to break. >> reporter: these are the giant anchor rod bolts that the pillars sit on in the event of a major earthquake. >> it's very important. >> reporter: this u.c. berkeley professor of bridge engineers has been critical of caltrans's bridge designs in the past. >> this is the bridge. >> reporter: these anchor rod bolts are a critical component of what are the connectors to keep the roadway and pillars together. >> they move together. when an earthquake happens, this is what happens. if they fail, when the earthquake comes, this is what happens. >> reporter: the failed keys are located at the super critical junction where the self-anchored suspension tower section meets the separate long causeway. >> they cannot afford to have
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the anchor rust. >> reporter: the shock being fact is these bolts couldn't take the force of being screwed down let alone what might be thrown at them by a major earthquake. since the broken bolts captain be replaced, is a work-around fix possible? >> always a solution for any problem. >> reporter: caltrans will have to find it. >> caltrans won't make this decision in isolation. >> that was consumer reporter tom vacar, and caltrans said they will find out the problem, and even though caltrans said that the bridge is on time, our bridge expert said that is debatable. and breaking news in oakland. there has been a shooting in the 1200 block of 82nd in east oakland. police tell us that the victim is a male and the injuries are
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not life-threatening. ktvu news crews are on the way to the scene, and we are trying to confirm reports that the victim may be a child. but again, all police will tell us is that the victim is a male. a targeted theft at a school on the peninsula has left administrators and students reeling from the loss. john sasaki is live in san bruiny on where the thieves made off with high-priced technology. john? >> reporter: gasia, about 10:00 last night, the thieves cut that chain and in the back of the building into the technology classrooms. someone broke through the door to get into the room, and it was fully stocked with im ac computers and carts with ipads, ipods, and other computers but the thieves went to the newest and most expensive m ac books with nothing else touched rising the possibility that the criminals knew the layout.
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they took 22 computers but dropped four of them outside getting away. >> each of the computers is worth $2,000, and i have not begun to price out the software on there. most is subscription based. we pay a fee every year. >> if someone can reach out and help us find them, anybody they can do to help, we will accept it because it's for the children. >> reporter: the school is now on spring break and the staff and police are hoping to find the computers before the students return a week from monday. live in san bruno, i'm john sasaki, ktvu, channel 2news. and we are learning more about an officer-involved shooting earlier in the willow glean neighborhood. we brought you this story live on wednesday. two people were taken to the hospital with non-life- threatening wounds. officers say they tried to pull over a suspected stolen car driven by rolein fillie when
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she accelerated and struck the officer on the scene. the officer was not seriously hurt. a baby caught in the crossfire in richmond is continuing to recover. mike mibach is live in oakland at the children's hospital where the baby's injuries were treated. and mike, you spoke with the child's family? >> reporter: that's right. the child's grandfather said that faith in a higher power is one reason to believe his grandson is alive. listen closely to what this baby boy survived as the shot spotter recorded it all. [shots fired ] the sound of rapid gunfire, the sight of bullet holes. >> thank god i could have had three or four funerals in that home. >> reporter: this grandfather said he and his grandson was alive when the 1-year-old was shot by a stray bullet. god has saved us all, he said,
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and he says is on this holy day, good friday. this reverend is a native of richmond's iron triangle. >> we've done great work in the city, and i'm proud of what the chief has done and the neighborhood safety, and all the other groups. >> we should have peace. >> reporter: st. mark's catholic church has witnessed more teenagers coming to church. >> they keep coming, and even better than the parents. they come looking for peace in here, and that's important. >> reporter: richmond police say there were two homicides this year, a big drop compared to years past. >> i am very grateful to god for everything that god has done so far, and he has protected my family, and i hope he protects everybody. >> reporter: and a $25,000 reward is offered in this case for information that would lead to an arrest and conviction. live in oakland, mike mibach,
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ktvu, channel 2news. a man accused of molesting a boy or a 6-year period is behind bars tonight. 52-year-old gordon blake is accused of molesting the boy from 1991 until 1996. he was arrested earlier this week after the victim reported the allegation. the da wouldn't say how blake met the boy. blake faces a total of 15 felony counts and is currently held on $1. 4 million bail. in san mateo, a man allegedly taking photos of children at a gymnastics club has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. police the 19-year-old was taken into custody after they say inappropriate pictures were found his phone. officers say he was hanging around peninsula gymnastics on leslie street when he was arrested. investigators say they don't know if he had taken any pictures of the children at the gym. a jury has found a man from fremont buildy of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing
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last year of a high school football player. 19-year-old abraham haid was convicted for the murder of an 18-year-old. prosecutors say that he stabbed the victim outside a party in april of last year. he is said to be sentenced may 31. he is facing 16 years to life in inch from. a worker for the santa clara valley transportation authority who was fatally struck by a bus in the maintenance yard has died. a vta spokeswoman said that he died of his injuries, raul apostol, after being struck. the bus driver was on paid leave. workers are widening alpine road along the stanford golf course. the work is expected to cause delays. the project was prompted by a deadly crash on alpine road
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near the 280 overpass where a los altos cyclist was killed. animal rights activists protested outside a honeybake ham this afternoon urging people to eat vegan. a handful of peta members held signs and chanted slogans saying that good friday is an appropriate day to show compassion for animals and enjoy what they call a merciful, meatless holiday meal. u.s. phish fish and wildlife services is looking for a person suspected of animal cruelty. a gull was rescued yesterday in the camden area of san jose. this is a picture of the gull, and you can see that both of its legs were covered in foam caulking and packing tape. animal care staff were able to free the gull saying he is recovering and they hope he can
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release him soon. a suspect would likely be fined if found. and a couple involved in a standoff in morgan hill earlier this week were arraigned today. they were in court to face felony and victim charges. the couple was arrested on tuesday after barricading themselves inside a morgan hill inn when police tried to question them about stolen license plates on their car. neither has entered a plea, and they are scheduled to be back in court on april 9. two women are charged with embezzling almost half a million from the san mateo county vector control district. police say that the two worked together to embezzle $450,000 by giving themselves extra pay using employee credit cards for personal purchases and making electronic transferred into their own personal banking accounts. their attorney said that jo ann
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deerman will plead guilty, and vika sinipata pleaded no contest. and goodreads was purchased by amazon. it has more than 16 million numbers, and amazon said that the goodreads offices will remain in san francisco, but the deal is coming under criticism from the author's guild president who said there is a conflict when a huge book- selling website such as amazon, buys a website that reviews and recommends books. and plans for a 54-story building next to the transbay terminal tower getting underway. the development company announced the finalized sale on fremont street including 684,000 square feet of office space and residential condos that is expected to be complete by 2015. the public may get a chance to weigh in on stanford's mixed
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use development project that calls for five buildings. it would go at 500le camino real. and the menlo park city council is considering scheduling a discussion about the project. a new analysis finds many facebook users can't help but check in on their facebook page throughout the day. facebook looked at the daily and weekly activity of smart phone owners and found 61% use it on a daily basis. 62% of those questioned immediately grabbed their phone right after they woke up. e-mail is the most popular smart phone activity followed by browsing the web, and then, of course, checking facebook. in seven minutes, i'll breakdown how much rain you can expect in your area this holiday weekend. >> and i'm excited to try it. my kids are excited to try it. >> the south bay attraction
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giving a boost to the local economy. >> coming up after the break, it's hard to diagnose, potentially deadly, and string. why just driving on i-5 could put you at risk of getting valley fever. 0!ockñ?çóxo?ñ=çñññçvxqx?ñññ?óioy
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a new at 6:00, a woman who was sexually molested by two teachers at joaquin moraga elementary school went to the school and said that the school is covering up the abuse and is suing the school district saying that the administrators ignored repeated warnings. a contra costa county judge has heard from both sides but has not issued a ruling. 32-year-old hunter thompson of san jose was initially arrested on suspicion of
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robbing a bank in millpitas on march 9 and now has been linked to several other robberies. and new concerns for californians facing a dramatic increase of an airborne disease called valley fever. john fowler has more on what some are calling a hidden menace. john? >> reporter: it's in the dirt and is making more and more people sick. >> it took them a long time to diagnose it was valley fever. >> he was really sick. >> reporter: you can get
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infected just driving by with an unlucky breath, and the cdc said that the cases have more than doubled. >> they thought he had some kind of lung cancer at first, and then it turned out to be valley fever. >> it can be serious and even life threatening. >> reporter: dr. wrangle said that the immune compromised might be most at risk. dust stoamples like this one in arizona last year can contain trillions of valley fever spores. residents from the bay area can catch valley fever, and doctors can misdiagnose it when they get back home. >> they may not be thinking about valley fever when you come in with a cough and a fever and respiratory illness. >> reporter: the doctor said travelers should tell health care providers where they've been. antibiotics do not work on valley fever. without proper treatment, the fungus can remain in the lungs
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and spread to the skin and joints and cause brain swelling and death. health and science editor john fowler, ktvu, channel 2news. a new report finds that the estimated cost of the high- speed rail overall reasonable. the ridership and revenue forecasts are said to be accurate but the rail authority should do a better job of predicting cost estimates. >> we have to be honest with people that the costs are higher now than they had been estimated to be in the past. we can't walk away from that fact as more engineering was done as we've had to make changes to protect communities and farmland, and those things have costs associated with them. >> the cost is still a huge issue. the gao reports that obtaining nearly $39 billion in federal funding is one of the project's biggest hurdles. in a separate development, high-speed rail officials voted to approve $810 million in
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bonds to finance the linkage of the rails to existing local and regional rail lines. they also approved issuing more than $8 billion in bonds earlier this month, and the entire project is estimated to cost $68 billion. new numbers show that california's job market gained steam last month. california added more than 41,000 jobs in february bringing the jobless rate down to 9. 6% down from 9. 8% in january. most were in the leisure and hospitality sector. california's great america theme park in santa clara opened for the season this morning. the park employs 2500 people during the run from march through october, many of them, teenagers. the park may have bigger crowd this is year with the new roller roaster, gold striker.
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it's billed as the tallest, fastest wooden roller coaster in america it. opens up later this spring. a warm one out there today but the fog as returned to the coast. the golden gate bridge off in the distance. the towers over 700 feet tall, but the fog is below that. the high pressure dpaif us warm numbers today. take a look. the high pressure showed up and gave us a 77 in antioch and 78 in santa rosa. highs tomorrow will come down 5 to 10 degrees in many locations. i mentioned the chance of showers, and there you go, the light sprinkles trying to work in offshore, and i think it will. not well organized but a wave of moisture sliding through the bay area in the next hour or so. the current temperatures, still warm. it's been a really warm day, and it's all changing around, and today, the warmest day of the week and the nicest day of
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the week as we go into the weekend with plenty of clouds and showers in the forecast as we go into your saturday night into sunday, and it's really overnight saturday into sunday, and scattered showers lingering heading into sunday as well. and the forecast model does this and 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and cloudy and it's warm, not cold, mild, and in the afternoon, by 5:00, we'll see the showers show up. so most of the day tomorrow, you can get stuff done, and then the showers show up, and overnight, here we are at 1:00 a.m. sunday morning, and here we are easter morning, 7:00 a.m., and it looks like more widespread coverage. rainfall accumulations, maybe .50" like towards ukiah. monday, more showers. i know. it was such a nice day but we need rain. and this will deliver some but not a lot. not a big rain event, but tell
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give us showers. 66 in santa rosa, and 69 in fairfield, and despite the cloud cover, this is how warm it will ow. it will be a warm day. the 5-day forecast with the bay area weekend in view looks like that, and boy, i tell you what. we got unsettled weather, and it's unfortunate as gasi appointed out it's showing up in the morning basically. >> a great day today and then the weekend. thank you. coming up, a former san francisco 49er is talking publicly for the first time about being gay. the incident that prompted his coming out and reaction from former teammate vernon davis, and an invitation. the power of facebook may be found in your hands. join us at 7:00 on tv 36. buster posey gets a massive
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earlier on the news at 5:00, we brought you buster posey speaking for the first
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time about his $167 million contract extension, and there are a lot of smiles today, aren't there? >> reporter: yes, gasia. buster is one of the every day players not in the line for the game against the oakland as, but with the 9-year, $167 million contract, you get the idea that buster will be playing here for a long, long time, and it's a record deal for any player with less than four years in the mairng league. but considering he's the 2010 rookie of the year, the 2012 batting champion and most valuable player and two world series rings. a super catcher, so if buster is not worth that money, who is? >> it's a good feeling knowing for the next nine years, i'll be part of this very storied franchise, and incredibly humbled to know i'll be a part of that.
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i don't see how you can play here and not want to spend your career here. >> reporter: don't forget. the as won last night's game here at at&t park, 7-2, and it was two homeruns last night that gave them five of the seven runs. the as added two new players for the every day line, but this is still the fun-loving bunch that won the afc west last year. >> you want to be professional, but we'll have fun on the side, and i think that's a good recipe that we had last year. we remember definitely loose when we were around each other, but on the field, it was all business, and we look to take care of business, and the way to do that is win the games. >> reporter: and we have a very special easter treat this sunday, 6:00 p.m. on ktvu, the giants' special and the same show shown on kicu
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at 8:00 p.m. and the as special at 6. the 30 on ktvu and 8:30 at kicu, so basically watch the show from 6:00 to 7:00, and you will see both specials on easter sunday. the as have travis blakely for assignment and first base ban derrick barden. see you tonight. >> see you then. thank you, fred. coming up in the last 20 minutes, ktvu crews arrived at the shooting here in oakland. police have given us little information saying that a male was shot but is expected to survive. >> police did confirm that an 8- year-old was hit by debris but was not shot. this is happening in east oakland. our crews are there working to gather more information, and we'll have the latest tonight on the 10:00 news and bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >> and as always, thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2news, and we're

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